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The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association enables older adults to be active, involved, make friends and age with dignity.

 

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Seniors Invited: Family Fun-Raiser

Seniors Invited: Family Fun-Raiser

Shelldale Family Gateway is inviting seniors to participate in their month-long Family Fun-Raiser to engage families and friends. The Shelldale Family Gateway community is challenging neighbouring Communities right across Guelph to get involved and make it a fun, unique, exciting, and physically...

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New Guidance for Fully Vaccinated

New Guidance for Fully Vaccinated

On June 25, the Public Health Agency of Canada released new guidance for Canadians who are fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated or unvaccinated.  In addition, Ryerson University has developed a Risk Assessment Calculator to help Canadians assess the risk of visiting others. Both are described...

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Grieving With Our Indigenous Friends and Family

Grieving With Our Indigenous Friends and Family

The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of a residential school experience. Support is available at 1-866-925-4419. For the second time in a month, evidence confirms what some have been accused of trying to...

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Free Senior Swim: Lyon Pool

Free Senior Swim: Lyon Pool

Lyon Pool is open for swims daily since June 26. Lyon Pool is free of charge and no reservation/booking is required. A maximum of 50 people per swim session will be allowed. Swimmers will come dressed ready to go in the pool as there is no access to change rooms. Washrooms are open at Lyon Pool....

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GWSA Board of Directors: Elected

GWSA Board of Directors: Elected

Each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) the members determine who will serve on the GWSA Board of Directors for the next year. At the 2021 AGM on June 8, the board expressed its appreciation to Athar Khan as he completed his term for contributing his time and skills over the years. Members...

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VirtualiTea ‘n’ Tales: Storytelling

VirtualiTea ‘n’ Tales: Storytelling

June 25-September 3. After a year without Tea ‘n’ Tales, the Guelph Guild of Storytellers and Guelph Enabling Garden are bringing it back with an online event called VirtualiTea ‘n’ Tales. While performances may look different this year without the garden backdrop, residents will be able to enjoy...

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Canada: COVID-19 Vaccine Facts

Canada: COVID-19 Vaccine Facts

Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to protect your health. Vaccines work with the body's natural defences to develop protection against a disease. COVID-19 vaccines provide instructions to your body's immune system to recognize and fight off the virus that causes COVID-19. Free vaccines...

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Seniors Bike Wise Program: Register

Seniors Bike Wise Program: Register

Earlier this year, the City of Guelph Recreation Department submitted a grant application through the New Horizons for Seniors Grant for our proposed Bike Wise program and have been notified that we have been successful in our ask. The goal outlined in the grant application is to create...

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Guelph: Cooling Centres Open

Guelph: Cooling Centres Open

Three cooling centres across Downtown Guelph are available for those wanting to catch a break from the heat. The Royal City Mission, The Drop In Centre and the Guelph City Hall lobby are all offering cooling spaces for people to cool down during the summer heat. As the warm weather started at the...

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Volunteer Opportunities with GWSA

Volunteer Opportunities with GWSA

The GWSA is currently recruiting for Virtual Volunteers to assist with Committees, Special Events and on the GWSA Board of Directors. The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization run by volunteers serving approximately 2,700 members in the...

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GWSA: Annual General Meeting

GWSA: Annual General Meeting

The GWSA held its Annual General Meeting via Zoom on June 8. If you wish to review the meeting information package, or the presentation, all of the documents are provided here. You can also take this opportunity to update your information on file so we can connect with you as needed.This event has...

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Connecting Circles: Workshops

Connecting Circles: Workshops

The Connecting Circles: Social Change Series is a gathering of intergenerational participants in Guelph and Wellington County to learn, connect and build back better as a community, post pandemic. Each Monday night we will be unpacking a topic of social change within our community – especially...

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 Publications

The Sentinel Newsletter

Although printed editions may be on hold for now, the GWSA’s monthly newsletter, the Sentinel, is available online, along with past issues.

This is a great source of information about our Activities and Programs and how to contact people to become involved. The Sentinel team does an amazing job of bringing this all together every month!

GWSA Email Updates

GWSA Email Updates are usually distributed by email around the middle of each month, and sometimes more frequently, to inform members on the latest news.

You can subscribe near the bottom of this page to get news sent directly to your in-box. We think you will find something of interest.

 

Annual Report

The GWSA Board of Directors reports to its members prior to each Annual General Meeting.

You can learn more about our Activities, Programs and Services, the Board of Directors, and Committees and how you may wish to become involved.

We are always looking for more to help or join in.

We extend thanks to all the GWSA volunteers for keeping members connected and involved,

as we prepare to launch a gradual reopening for in-person activities in September, 2021. 

Welcome to the GWSA

The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association is one of the largest seniors organizations of its kind in Canada, providing diverse programs, activities, and services to Guelph and Wellington County. We are an active participant in the Older Adult Centres Association of Ontario (OACAO), and a member of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. The GWSA partners with the City of Guelph in the operation of the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, a state-of-the-art recreation facility. We  also operate in other locations, including the West End Community Centre.

Community Support Services (CSS)

A specialized group of GWSA staff and trained volunteers is dedicated to enhancing the lives of many vulnerable seniors. Check out their available services and contact CSS if you or someone you know would benefit from the supports they can provide. From promoting nutrition, exercise, and healthy living to alleviating the effects of social isolation, this important team is here to help.  

The Evergreen Centre

This state-of-the art facility offers an amazing place to gather and participate in a range of programs and services. It includes a large auditorium, kitchen, library, computer lab, Board room, and meeting rooms for activity groups and committees. Hundreds of volunteers make it happen.

Programs for Adults 55+

We offer dozens of activities and programs to promote learning and strengthen our minds and bodies while encouraging social interaction.  Activity Groups are open to all GWSA members. We have groups interested in Sports, Crafts & Leisure, Card and Board Games, Active Wellness, and Lifelong Learning. 

Our diverse range of services includes the chef’s offerings from the Evergreen Kitchen, personalized Computer Mentoring, our Book Nook library, and much more.  

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Programs, Activities, Services

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We help enable older adults to be active, involved, make friends and age with dignity.

 

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